In Memory Of
California Highway Patrol, CA
End of watch: 1978-09-01
Aircraft: unknown helicopter
Officers James E. McCabe and Gayle W. Wood were on air-traffic patrol, making their last run before quitting at dusk when their CHP helicopter crashed and burned near Castaic Lake on Interstate 5. The helicopter struck a power line support that apparently was not visible in the approaching darkness. Officer McCabe, the 34-year-old observer, had been a member of the Patrol for seven years and a helicopter observer for six months.
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